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The Goddard School Reviews

Updated December 13, 2017
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  • Low pay considering cost of tuition (in 45 reviews)

  • The lesson plans are ridiculous in comparison to any other preschool I've been at (in 36 reviews)

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  1. "Good Curriculum with Bad Management from Directors"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Keller, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher in Keller, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The best part of working at the school is the curriculum is very good it is easy to build off and to see true improvement from the students. The students are though in all honesty the best part of the job, period.

    Cons

    The challenges of working here are the schedules are constantly changing, with some preference to certain employees to have their preferred schedule, whereas others are expected to be flexible at all times due to being short staffed on regular and daily basis.

    Advice to Management

    The directors could do with some training on communicating clearly with staff. As teachers we are expected to provide clear and easy to follow directions for the students to follow,it is difficult when directors tell us to do something with no support, guidance or assistance, especially when the staff have asked for it.


  2. "Don’t work here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time

    Pros

    The kids and parents were great

    Cons

    Started out great when I was hired but quickly went downhill. They don’t care about staff at all. When my mental health was bothering me and I was transparent about it to management, they fired me for it instead of supporting me.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees

  3. Helpful (1)

    "They don't care about you"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Austin, TX

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work with children. More than enough hours for work.

    Cons

    I was fired for having pneumonia. Would not recommend to anyone. They don't care about you, only the bottom line. Employees are encouraged to cover up any problems to please parents. Unethical place to work.
    More worried about overtime than an employee taking care of a kid appropriately.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the EMPLOYEES AND the children.


  4. "It’s okay"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Pottstown, PA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Pottstown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers are mostly supportive
    Kids
    Parents are nice
    Tadpoles system is cool
    Owner is great

    Cons

    Director is rude
    Teachers are left out of ratio
    Teachers are underpaid


  5. "Loved my job at first......"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quakertown, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quakertown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working with the kids was great and getting to interact with the families was nice.
    Pretty flexible with time off when needed, but not well received.

    Cons

    Constant turnover due to low pay and those that stay are highly unqualified so they don't care if pay is low. Constantly being asked to cover shifts because we were ALWAYS short staffed. Director left and management was a MESS. Owners pay themselves when they raise tuition, not the staff.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe you should pay your qualified, good staff more so they stay. $10/hour when you have a bachelor's degree in Education is a slap in the face.


  6. "lead teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time

    Pros

    nice people, decent hours

    Cons

    to many kids, high level of stress

    Advice to Management

    more staff stick to ratios


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time

    Pros

    Teaching the kids; they were fun to work with

    Cons

    Low pay, unrealistic expectations, high turnover

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Application Programmer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at The Goddard School (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very laid back environment, great hours and flex time

    Cons

    IT management is non existent. Only met with top management once while there. Use old technology. No coherent plan or path. Project management is a farce. Use outside contractors for anything worthwhile. Use off the shelf technology and then try to stuff custom applications inside of it.

    Advice to Management

    Stop golfing and do your jjob


  9. "Assistant Teacher"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Round Rock, TX
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Round Rock, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Goddard School as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Relationship with the children

    Cons

    Management could treat employees better. Colander system could be changed.
    Pay could be better or offer raises.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Big disappointment"

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    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Southlake, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    staff meeting were provided with generous amount of food, parents were mostly nice and the kids were fun to work with

    Cons

    This school will OVER WORK you big time for terrible pay they will give you. They are always under staffed ( which seemed as if they didn't have too much of a problem with because it saved them money) so they will make you do bunch of extra work that you were told not to do! The turn over rate is ridiculous and most of the employees are super tired, super over worked and unhappy. Their number one priority is the gain new students for the profit, and didn't even care about the students health or well being after. The educational side is a complete joke and it is extremely false advertised to the parents. Too many children in one class and not enough teachers or help is given. The school is not cleaned properly and has mold, extreme dust build up and bacterial residue growing on the sides of the walls. The school is so stingy that they will not even provide plates for snack time, paper towels had to be used as plates and there would be hardly enough snacks and food lefts for the children. The amount of money they would take monthly from the parents is a ridiculous amount of money for the benefits they provided for the kids and the employees pay and demands they had from each teacher. There would also be no time for the teachers to plan their lessons, planning lesson on an hourly pay is not right. Oh and on top of it all, they do not provide ANY health benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Get your school cleaned properly, provide the teachers with better help, give teachers enough time to lesson plan, stop forgetting to bring children that need ice packs when hurt or to call their parents when they are sick instead of chit chatting in the office, provide employees with health benefits.

    The Goddard School Response

    Oct 17, 2017 – Manager, Interactive Media

    As the on-site owner of The Goddard School located in Southlake, TX I am saddened to receive this review. We pride ourselves on the attention, courtesy, respect and professionalism we show our... More


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